Forest fire deaths: Failure at all levels

CHENNAI: Collective failure on the parts of the woodland department and organisers of the trek had led 23 folks right into a dying lure, leading to lack of their lives, mentioned the inquiry report into the Kurangani woodland hearth.

The report, whilst suggesting actions towards those accountable, has additionally advisable figuring out trekking routes backed through right kind guides, and regulating entry of folks into forests to promote eco-tourism.

Revenue and disaster management essential secretary Atulya Misra, who used to be appointed as inquiry officer, submitted a 125-page report, along with two complement paperwork, to leader minister Edappadi Okay Palaniswami on Friday.

The report mentioned the woodland department used to be "ill-equipped" to care for woodland fires and any other screw ups. "Forest department did not have a standard operating procedure (SOP)" in case of a woodland hearth or any disaster that might take place, mentioned a supply citing the report.

The inquiry focused on the circumstances that led to the woodland hearth and lapses on the parts of the woodland department and the trekking organisations that led to the tragedy on March 11.


The officer interviewed the survivors and members of the family of the victims in Chennai within the first week of April. He additionally inquired over 100 folks, together with woodland department officials, organisers and persons concerned within the rescue operation. "Ill-informed, untrained and unaware trekkers, led by unskilled guides and agents, trespassed into unauthorised forest area and succumbed to the man-made fire," mentioned a supply citing the report.


On twin alerts through the Forest Survey of India (FSI) to the nodal officer of the TN woodland department forward of the fire, an respectable mentioned there used to be no main issue over this. However, they've been instructed to refine the prevailing alert gadget.


The report advisable the federal government to take suitable action towards sure woodland department officials, who acted lethargically.


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